Petroleum Management

Cleanup and protection of Florida’s groundwater

Storage Tanks Compliance

Program description - The Orange County Environmental Protection Division is contracted with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to conduct the Storage Tank System Compliance Verification Program for facilities located in Orange, Lake, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia Counties.   Program staff inspects all regulated facilities to ensure storage tanks are properly registered, installed, operated, maintained, and closed in accordance with Florida Administrative Codes 62-761 and 62-762. Types of inspections include routine compliance, tank closures and installations, discharges, and complaints. When necessary, the Program initiates enforcement actions against facilities found to be out of compliance.

The Storage Tanks Compliance Program office must be notified in writing (email) 30-45 days and 48-72 hours prior to installation and closure activities. Send an email to the Orange County Environmental Protection Division at The Orange County Building Safety Division should be contacted for permit requirements for New Commercial Structure or a Commercial Alteration.

Petroleum Restoration Program

Program description - The Orange County Environmental Protection Division (EPD) petroleum restoration program is under a grant assistance agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to oversee cleanups of petroleum contamination in Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties in accordance with the Pollutant Discharge Prevention and Removal Florida Statute (F.S.) 376 , and the petroleum contamination cleanup criteria rule Chapter 62-780 Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) [Effective 12-27-07] Rule Text: pdf

Services Provided

EPD’s Petroleum Restoration program provides three major services:

  • Oversight of assessment and cleanup activities at petroleum contaminated facilities in accordance with State Rules
  • The administration of the State’s FDEP Pre-Approval Program.
  • Technical review of geological and engineering documents prepared by consulting firms to determine if they are sufficiently comprehensive, and in compliance with State rules.

Managing Assessment
& Cleanup

The following activities are typical in the management of petroleum contaminated sites:

  • Initial Remedial Action: Stopping the leak, removing and recovering the petroleum product and contaminated soil.
  • Site Assessment: Determining the extent of impacts to the soil and groundwater relating to the release.
  • Remedial Action: Developing and implementing a plan to eliminate the contamination or monitor the contamination, if appropriate.
  • Closure/No Further Action: Determining that contamination levels have decreased below regulatory cleanup levels.

Contractor /
Consultant Lists*

* These lists do not necessarily include all local contractors and/or consultants. Orange County does not endorse any contractor and a firm's absence or presence on the above lists does not imply prejudice for or against any firm.

Contact Us

Environmental Protection Division
3165 McCrory Place, Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32803

Phone: (407) 836-1400
Fax: (407) 836-1499

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